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The basic package recommended for an iPod (or similar device).
MP3 190kbps VBR is our default** format/bitrate, representing the best balance of sound quality and file size.
Audio experts can feel free to choose any of our other formats/bitrate at no extra charge.
* Business days. All processing speeds exclude shipping times.
** Our default MP3 format is compatible with every portable player on the market. You can feel very safe choosing it if you are unsure what to pick.
Please select the number of CDs you would like processed—in increments of 25. Minimum order size is 50 CDs. If you have less than this, you are welcome to place an order for 50, but please understand that there will not be a partial refund for the difference. If you would like to purchase processing for more than 2000 CDs, please contact us for a volume discount. If you are not sure of your exact CD count, order according to your best estimate and we will refund your credit card for the difference when the official count is done.
MP3 is the most compatible format. AAC is native for Apple products (Apple products also play MP3). WMA is Microsoft's standard format. If the format you want is not listed here, please contact us. We can provide just about any format.
Our default bitrates are: MP3 190kbps VBR (-V 2), AAC 192kbps CBR, WMA 192kbps CBR. These represent the best balance of sound quality and file size. VBR (Variable Bit Rate) tends to provide better sound quality. CBR (Constant Bit Rate) provides consistent file sizes. At high bitrates (224kbps or higher) the difference between VBR and CBR is negligible.
If you plan to send your own storage device, please make sure the device has at least the above Total Disk Space Required amount of free space available. Also please note that this number is an estimate, it would be best if your device had a little more free space just to be safe.
† For convenience, we recommend loading onto an external storage device (HD, flash, SD, NAS, etc) when the size exceeds 70GB (~15 DVD Discs).
When choosing this option, we will load your new digital music library onto an external storage device (hard drive, flash drive, SD card, NAS, etc). You can either send us your device or purchase a device from us. We accept bare IDE/SATA hard drives. If you plan to send a flash drive or SD card, we prefer one device to store all of the files onto, rather than multiple smaller devices with files spread across. If purchasing from us, external USB3.0 hard drives will be either Seagate or Western Digital brand, and flash drives are usually a well-known brand name like Kingston, SanDisk, etc (as supplier prices dictate). We also offer RAID NAS devices (Synology, NetGear ReadyNAS, Drobo, etc), but they are custom ordered because models and prices change quickly. If the device you want is not listed here, we can special order it for no additional cost or delay -- please contact us for a custom order.
Our default method of returning your new digital music files is to burn them onto a set of DVD discs. However, if you are having us load a flash drive or hard drive, perhaps you don't want the DVDs and would rather have a partial refund. Please note that this is only an option if you've made an external storage device selection above.
When choosing this option, we will maintain and return your CDs in the same sequential order as you sent them. This concerns that actual physical order of the CDs, it does not have to do with the digital music files (which will be automatically alphabetized by your computer). Please note that in-order processing slows our ripping efficiency (thus the extra charge), and may result in your order taking longer than the stated processing speed of 4-6 days, 2-days, or 1-day.
When choosing this option, we can load your CDs into wallets instead of returning them in the spindle canisters that were used for shipping. The two wallet choices differ on the outer material of the wallet -- nylon fabric (similar to cordura nylon) or koskin (synthetic leather).
Our shipping options are 3-way; upon receiving your order we send you a shipping kit with all the materials required to securely ship your CDs to us for processing, then you use an included pre-paid return shipping label to send your CDs to us, and after processing we ship everything back to you. We've shipped thousands of packages with both the USPS and UPS, we've never experienced a significant issue with either one (no lost packages, no serious damage, etc). Although it should be noted that shipping times for our "free" USPS Media Mail option do not have guaranteed delivery times and sometimes take longer than the 6-10 days we estimated. Our USPS Priority/Parcel Hybrid option uses Priority Mail 1-3 Day (for orders <=400 CDs) or Parcel Select (orders >400 CDs) for the first leg of shipping -- this helps get the shipping kit to you very quickly. If you have a flash drive or hard drive, we'll ship that back to you by Priority Mail 1-3 Day when processing is complete. USPS Priority/Parcel Hybrid is designed to be the best bang for the buck shipping option. Please note our shipping rates are calculated for the lower 48 states of the USA (contact us if you live in AK or HI). If you would like REALLY fast shipping (2nd Day or Next Day) please contact us for pricing.
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